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Providence Care

Providence Care is southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of specialized mental health care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, specialized geriatric services, complex continuing care, palliative care and longterm care. With more than 1,600 staff and 240 physicians, residents and clerks, Providence Care is committed to high quality care. Providence Care is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario. Providence Care is a major teaching and research centre for Queen’s University, and is an educational partner to St. Lawrence College and other post-secondary institutions.

Providence Care Hospital, our new state of the art hospital opened in April 2017. Our hospital is the first publicly-funded hospital in North America to fully integrate long-term mental health and psychiatry programs with physical rehabilitation, palliative care and complex care. The entire hospital has been designed to be welcoming and inclusive of all people, no matter what age, ability or needs.

Providence Care Hospital brings to life the concept of patient-and-family centred care, where everyone works in collaboration to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of each person.

Position:  Registered Nurse, Forensic Mental Health

Region:  Frontenac & Kingston

Description:  The Registered Nurse, Forensic Mental Health will provide direct professional nursing care for patients/clients requiring complex mental health services. Utilizing the principles of the nursing process, the RN will implement autonomous nursing actions to ensure that services provided promote positive patient outcomes. The RN, in partnership with the patients/clients and their families and in collaboration with the clinical team, will coordinate and support the patient’s/client’s journey toward maximum independence and wellness.


  • Diploma in Nursing and current unrestricted Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario 
  • B.Sc.N. preferred 
  • Must have recent experience in an acute psychiatric setting 
  • Must have current CPR certification 
  • Certification with the Canadian Nurses Association in the Mental Health/Psychiatry specialty is an asset 
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills; verbal, nonverbal and written 
  • Evidence of ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with others in the inter-professional team 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in the care of patients/clients with severe and persistent mental illness; inclusive of assessment; problem identification and diagnoses; current treatment modalities and evaluation of client outcomes 
  • Demonstrated decision making skills assessing a comprehensive range of variables to interpret, analyze and solve problems 
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate theoretical and research-based approaches and effectively apply to practice 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Mental Health Act of Ontario and Mental Health Reform as well as skill in application of the legal implications and of the inherent principles 
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities 
  • Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility to respond to emerging and dynamic program needs 
  • Demonstrated ability to think quickly during crisis situations 
  • Proven ability to comply with established standards 
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing client-centered care following the established principles of a Recovery Model of care and commitment to the Mission, Vision, Values and the strategic goals of the program and of Providence Care 
  • Applicable experience in computer applications/software 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in applying the principles of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation including assessment and treatment modalities for schizophrenia, psychosis, depression and mood disorders. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work effectively, manage a full work-load and meet deadlines in a busy environment with frequent interruptions 
  • Demonstrated trouble shooting skills and ability to problem solve issues that may arise in carrying out the duties of this position 
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions 
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to health and safety policies, procedures and applicable legislation 
  • Demonstrated professional work ethic and behaviours in interaction with internal and external contacts 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a team member through collaboration, respect and effective communication 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with minimal supervision with proven reliability and trustworthiness 
  • Demonstrated good physical condition to meet the physical demands of the position 
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work regularly 
  • Bilingual in French and English language, preferred 
  • Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check & Vulnerable Sector Screen for external candidates if hired; must be an original copy, current within last six months

French Proficiency:  French an asset

Salary:  As per Collective Agreement

Terms of Employment:  Part-Time

Deadline for Application:  Friday, March 30, 2018

How to Apply:  Please send your updated resume and cover letter in one document, quoting file number "Mental Health RN-SEHelpline" in the subject line to: Contact Providence Care Human Resources office for a complete list of duties, responsibilities or inquiries. We are committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices – Please notify us if you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process or require recruitment documents in French.

Location:  Kingston

Profession Type:  Nurses (NP, RN and RPN)

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